Steps // How to Roll on a Painted Pattern with a Rubber Stamp
1 ×

Mark the Design Roller

 
Step One // How to Roll on a Painted Pattern with a Rubber Stamp

Mark the Design Roller

marking the rubber stamp roller with a + and -
Photo by Andrew McCaul

To achieve wallpaper-like repeats, mark the roller with a + at any point and with a − halfway around. You'll start the first row with the + up, the next with the − up. Insert both rollers in the frame; you should have a frictionless close fit.

 
2 ×

Load the Paint

 
Step Two // How to Roll on a Painted Pattern with a Rubber Stamp

Load the Paint

loading a paint roller with orange paint
Photo by Andrew McCaul

Fill the tray with latex paint in a semigloss finish. Remove the design roller and run the foam roller through the paint, covering it completely. Roll it once on paper to remove excess. Now mount the design roller and roll it on paper to make sure it's right-side up.

 
3 ×

Put Down the First Row

 
Step Three // How to Roll on a Painted Pattern with a Rubber Stamp

Put Down the First Row

rolling the first row of quill pattern on a wall
Photo by Andrew McCaul

Align the + on the design roller with the top left-hand corner and move from top to bottom, angling the roller at about 45 degrees.

 
4 ×

Make a Second Pass

 
Step Four // How to Roll on a Painted Pattern with a Rubber Stamp

Make a Second Pass

rolling the rest of the quill pattern on a wall
Photo by Andrew McCaul

Align the next row with the − on the design roller at the top. Draw the roller down, taking care to avoid a gap between the rows. After three rows, or when the paint begins to fade, repeat Step 2.

 

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